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Why choose a tankless water heater?

Why Should I Choose A Tankless Water Heater?

You use about 60-70 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, baths, dishwasher and washing machine.

Home Comfort Memberships = Money-saving peace of mind

Home Comfort Memberships: Money-Saving Peace of Mind

Having home comfort equipment that runs reliably is important every year – but with the uncertainty of the coronavirus keeping us home a lot more than usual this spring, reliability becomes more important than ever.

Flooding and your furnace

Flooding And Furnaces: What To Do If The Worst Happens

If you’ve experienced a flood in your Connecticut home before, you know the damage it can leave in its wake – everything from structural damage and mold to untold damage to your belongings.

Should I switch from heating oil to natural gas in CT?

Should I Switch From Heating Oil to Natural Gas in CT?

If you’ve been thinking about converting the heating system in your Connecticut home from heating oil to natural gas, you may want to put that idea on the back burner: in most cases, sticking with oil heat is a better decision in a cold weather climate like ours.

How long is heating oil good for?

How Long Is Heating Oil Good For?

If you’re like most heating oil customers, you probably buy large quantities of heating oil in batches, several times a year; the oil is then kept in an oil storage tank until it’s ready to be used.

Late-Winter Propane Safety: 5 Tips

Propane gas is one of the safest and most efficient ways to power and heat your Connecticut home. But like any fuel, you have to know what to do to keep your family safe if the unexpected happens.

How can I make my oil furnace last?

How Can I Make My Oil Furnace Last?

Valentine’s month is a good time to remember that nothing lasts forever – not even your oil furnace. How long it lasts (your furnace, not the other thing) depends on the kind of steps you take to keep your heating system running well.

Reasons why your heating system is rusting

Is Your Heating System Rusting? Here Are Three Reasons Why.

The average life of a gas furnace is more than a decade (assuming it receives professional heating service every year). But nothing lasts forever, and eventually your furnace is going to start showing its age.

Important Winter Safety Reminder: Keep Your Vent Pipe Clear

Your home heating system works hard to keep your family safe from the elements through the long, cold Connecticut winter. But those elements can still cause some problems in your toasty CT home if you’re not vigilant about clearing your property after a snowstorm.

Could your furnace be affecting your indoor air quality?

Could Your Furnace Be Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Your gas furnace does a great job keeping you warm through the long Connecticut winter –but could it also be making you sick? It could be if your furnace hasn’t been properly cared for or isn’t functioning the way it should be.

Heating for your construction site

Temporary Heating Options for Your Construction Site: Direct vs. Indirect Heaters

Choosing the wrong type of temporary heater – or installing or using it incorrectly – could spell disaster for your construction site, causing damage to your property and materials or even injuries to your valued workers.